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2011 VW Passat revealed

By SYF77 on 01 Oct 2010

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Here’s what I would call a major facelift of the existing Passat, although VW labels it as the seventh generation model.

The revised model extends by 4 millimeters (4,769 mm for sedan, 4,771 mm Estate), while the width and height remain the same at 1,820 mm and 1,474 mm, respectively. Up front, the nose gets a more attractive grille / headlight treatment and is more in-line with VW's current styling. On the outer edges of the new grille reside the LED running lights. At the rear, the tail lights get chrome accents and blend nicely with the sharper lines of the VW's family saloon. Passengers get heated/cooled seats that can also provide massages if consumers are willing to fork out additional.

At the bottom of the diesel engine pack is a BlueMotion 1.6-liter TDI which makes 105 horses. It is also greener now, thanks to battery regeneration and a start/stop system. Equipped on the Passat, it can return up to 68.8 mpg while emitting 109 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Above the 1.6 are two 2.0-liter units making 140 and 170 horsepower respectively. The gasoline engine lineup includes a 1.4-liter TSI (122 hp), a 1.8-liter TSI (160 hp), a 2.0-liter TSI (210 hp), and the top-of-the-mountain 3.6-liter V6 (300 hp). As expected, DSG transmission will be available across the range, and an XDS electronic differential makes it first appearance on the Passat.

Safety features include an auto-brake system as part of the car's Automatic Distance Control which applies the brakes at 18 mph or below upon the detection of a pedestrian. The system is also able to accelerate the vehicle automatically should it detect an imminent rear end collision, provided that the vehicle sees a clear space ahead.

Deliveries of the new passat should begin early 2011. You may wish to contact Volkswagen Centre Singapore for more information.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Green_carnation Oct 02 2010 01:23 AM
what's happening to VW designers?
Ferraricalifornia Oct 02 2010 09:18 AM
The front really resembles the Toyota Camry....so does the rear tail-lights a little bit.....

interior still the same dashboard design.....

and the sides.....

just a SWB Skoda Superb???

Watwheels Oct 02 2010 11:22 AM
Time to hire new chief designer.
Heartbreakid Oct 02 2010 11:35 AM
With this new front theme, VW losts their styling character. The previous Passat front looks way much better than this... To add, the new Jetta design sucks too... Has VW design got soft these days? How come their cars look like they have lost the solidity they once had?
Nighthawkcity Oct 02 2010 11:46 AM
looks like the old hyundai sonata
Red_line Oct 02 2010 01:46 PM
is it me or the tailgate of the wagon looks like the Touran facelift ,. and i think i like it .
Ferraricalifornia Oct 03 2010 07:50 AM
people will walk into Audi showroom to get the A4 after looking at this..... laugh.gif
Relagsingh Oct 03 2010 10:15 PM
Most unimaginative POC i've ever seen.

Walter de'silva... u're fired!!!
Ferraricalifornia Oct 04 2010 09:21 AM
i think VW wants to boost sales in the Audi segment.....
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